Counselling in Shefford

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Bedfordshire Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Shefford SG17
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
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Dr Suman Prinjha
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Shefford SG17
I specialise in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, cultural issues, work-related stress, and living with illness. We all face times when we feel confused, stuck or unsure about what to do. During these difficult or uncertain times talking to someone who listens, yet has distance from the issue, can really help. Asking for support is not a sign of weakness. It takes courage to focus on ourselves so that we can find solutions, make changes, and move forwards. I offer compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential yet proactive therapy in a safe and supportive space. I work in the evenings and weekends.
I specialise in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, cultural issues, work-related stress, and living with illness. We all face times when we feel confused, stuck or unsure about what to do. During these difficult or uncertain times talking to someone who listens, yet has distance from the issue, can really help. Asking for support is not a sign of weakness. It takes courage to focus on ourselves so that we can find solutions, make changes, and move forwards. I offer compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential yet proactive therapy in a safe and supportive space. I work in the evenings and weekends.
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Self - Person Centred Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Shefford SG17
Whether you're and adult or young person and you're experiencing a difficult time in your life. This could be extreme anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. You're trying to cope with difficult emotions through self-harming. Maybe you are finding it difficult to manage ADHD and feel you just don't fit in or you are aware you may feel like you're masking to hide yourself? You're struggling with relationship difficulties. Transitioning through peri-menopause and menopause and feel out of control or invisible? Suffering Trauma from previous or recent sexual assault. Bereavement or grief. Under going or contemplating sex transitioning?
Whether you're and adult or young person and you're experiencing a difficult time in your life. This could be extreme anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. You're trying to cope with difficult emotions through self-harming. Maybe you are finding it difficult to manage ADHD and feel you just don't fit in or you are aware you may feel like you're masking to hide yourself? You're struggling with relationship difficulties. Transitioning through peri-menopause and menopause and feel out of control or invisible? Suffering Trauma from previous or recent sexual assault. Bereavement or grief. Under going or contemplating sex transitioning?
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Breakthrough Retreats
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
Shefford SG17
I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in Sandy Bedfordshire. I offer one to one counselling and psychotherapy. My training was Integrative/ Transpersonal which means I learnt all the different Psychotherapy Theories and approaches in my 5 years of training. The great advantages of this training is you can tailor my work to suit each individual person best. I also work with couples & families as well as running one-to-one psychological Retreats offering.
I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in Sandy Bedfordshire. I offer one to one counselling and psychotherapy. My training was Integrative/ Transpersonal which means I learnt all the different Psychotherapy Theories and approaches in my 5 years of training. The great advantages of this training is you can tailor my work to suit each individual person best. I also work with couples & families as well as running one-to-one psychological Retreats offering.
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Verity Ann Lewis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified
Shefford SG17
At some point in our life, many of us feel overwhelmed by life's challenges. These can either be events in our life or our inner struggles. At such times it can feel difficult to see solutions or recognise our choices, or feel confident to overcome our fears. Whatever changes you wish to make I can offer you an individually tailored approach, which will help you to identify your own unique goals and learn how to move forward to the future you wish for yourself.
At some point in our life, many of us feel overwhelmed by life's challenges. These can either be events in our life or our inner struggles. At such times it can feel difficult to see solutions or recognise our choices, or feel confident to overcome our fears. Whatever changes you wish to make I can offer you an individually tailored approach, which will help you to identify your own unique goals and learn how to move forward to the future you wish for yourself.
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Petra Waker
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Shefford SG17
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, life has been trying for most of us in the last few years and we can find ourselves facing situations, that in the past we dealt with reasonable ease but now can seem difficult to resolve. Are you struggling with bereavement, loss, relationship issues, worries, repetitive thoughts? Or do you just need a safe place to be and reflect; being able to talk things through with someone impartial and non judgemental, to listen to you, to find a solution to the issue you want to resolve.
Hi, life has been trying for most of us in the last few years and we can find ourselves facing situations, that in the past we dealt with reasonable ease but now can seem difficult to resolve. Are you struggling with bereavement, loss, relationship issues, worries, repetitive thoughts? Or do you just need a safe place to be and reflect; being able to talk things through with someone impartial and non judgemental, to listen to you, to find a solution to the issue you want to resolve.
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Orchid Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Shefford SG17
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist accredited to The National Counselling Society, I offer professional help and support to individuals, including young people from 11 year and above and also couples. My aim is to keep my prices as low as possible, as I believe everyone should be able to access counselling. It is well documented in the media that mental health issues are on the increase. I appreciate that financial pressures can also have a huge impact on our lives, adding to stress and anxiety.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist accredited to The National Counselling Society, I offer professional help and support to individuals, including young people from 11 year and above and also couples. My aim is to keep my prices as low as possible, as I believe everyone should be able to access counselling. It is well documented in the media that mental health issues are on the increase. I appreciate that financial pressures can also have a huge impact on our lives, adding to stress and anxiety.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of John Garden, Counsellor in Shefford, England
John Garden
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bedford MK40
Counselling can provide space and time for us to think together about challenges you are facing in your life. You may be struggling with your past, your present or your future. Life may have become difficult suddenly or it may have been difficult for a long time. Together we can work towards a new understanding of the past and a fresh perspective on the path ahead of you.
Counselling can provide space and time for us to think together about challenges you are facing in your life. You may be struggling with your past, your present or your future. Life may have become difficult suddenly or it may have been difficult for a long time. Together we can work towards a new understanding of the past and a fresh perspective on the path ahead of you.
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Natalie Englander
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hitchin SG5  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Natalie, I'm a BABCP Accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher, and I've got over 12 years experience working in mental health. I have my own private practice and I also work in the NHS as Deputy Clinical Lead & Principal CBT Therapist for a 'Talking Therapies for Anxiety & Depression' service in Hertfordshire. With my private clients I help them overcome anxiety, worry, overthinking, procrastination, perfectionism, overwhelm and self-doubt. I can show you how to break the vicious cycles that are keeping you stuck, so you can live your life feeling more confident, calm and content.
Hi I'm Natalie, I'm a BABCP Accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher, and I've got over 12 years experience working in mental health. I have my own private practice and I also work in the NHS as Deputy Clinical Lead & Principal CBT Therapist for a 'Talking Therapies for Anxiety & Depression' service in Hertfordshire. With my private clients I help them overcome anxiety, worry, overthinking, procrastination, perfectionism, overwhelm and self-doubt. I can show you how to break the vicious cycles that are keeping you stuck, so you can live your life feeling more confident, calm and content.
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Photo of Dawn Wilson, Counsellor in Shefford, England
Dawn Wilson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Baldock SG7
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, depressed, low, anxious, stressed, lost? Perhaps you are struggling with difficulties at university or work? Or maybe you’ve experienced a trauma, loss or bereavement or have problems in your relationship that are affecting your daily life? Whatever the reason you are reading this, talking through your thoughts, feelings, fears and experiences with a trained professional can help you start to make sense of them.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, depressed, low, anxious, stressed, lost? Perhaps you are struggling with difficulties at university or work? Or maybe you’ve experienced a trauma, loss or bereavement or have problems in your relationship that are affecting your daily life? Whatever the reason you are reading this, talking through your thoughts, feelings, fears and experiences with a trained professional can help you start to make sense of them.
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Photo of Sarah Jane Hopkins, Counsellor in Shefford, England
Sarah Jane Hopkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hitchin SG5
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed coping with the challenges of life? I can offer a safe and confidential space to explore your life and the challenges you are facing. Perhaps you are experiencing negative thoughts or a low mood and are finding it difficult to find any joy in life or are having difficulties connecting with others? Are you feeling underconfident in your abilities to deal with life's challenges. Perhaps the patterns of thinking or behaviour that previously helped you cope with life are no longer helping you?
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed coping with the challenges of life? I can offer a safe and confidential space to explore your life and the challenges you are facing. Perhaps you are experiencing negative thoughts or a low mood and are finding it difficult to find any joy in life or are having difficulties connecting with others? Are you feeling underconfident in your abilities to deal with life's challenges. Perhaps the patterns of thinking or behaviour that previously helped you cope with life are no longer helping you?
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Adrian Herceg
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bedford MK40
I'm a fully qualified MBACP registered counsellor that will help you on your journey of self-development and therapeutic healing. As well as offering traditional psychotherapy, I specialise in addictions, working in the private rehabilitation sector, and I've been in 12 step recovery for many years myself. I will walk alongside you to help you unpack the thoughts, feelings and emotions you have attached to your life experiences, to help you find peace within yourself as I have. We will work together to identify your needs and work towards your goals, by building a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you can be empowered.
I'm a fully qualified MBACP registered counsellor that will help you on your journey of self-development and therapeutic healing. As well as offering traditional psychotherapy, I specialise in addictions, working in the private rehabilitation sector, and I've been in 12 step recovery for many years myself. I will walk alongside you to help you unpack the thoughts, feelings and emotions you have attached to your life experiences, to help you find peace within yourself as I have. We will work together to identify your needs and work towards your goals, by building a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you can be empowered.
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Maina Warraich
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
Are you struggling to fall asleep as you keep worrying about things? Maybe you have anxiety, panic attacks and keep overthinking. You might often feel numb or completely overwhelmed. Maybe it's having an impact on your relationship with your loved ones and more importantly how you feel about yourself. Things don't have to stay this way. I’m passionate about supporting adults with anxiety and depression. I have experienced how isolating and debilitating it can be. People can say things like “just be positive” or “don’t worry about it”. It can be hard for them to understand that it isn’t as simple as just focusing on something else.
Are you struggling to fall asleep as you keep worrying about things? Maybe you have anxiety, panic attacks and keep overthinking. You might often feel numb or completely overwhelmed. Maybe it's having an impact on your relationship with your loved ones and more importantly how you feel about yourself. Things don't have to stay this way. I’m passionate about supporting adults with anxiety and depression. I have experienced how isolating and debilitating it can be. People can say things like “just be positive” or “don’t worry about it”. It can be hard for them to understand that it isn’t as simple as just focusing on something else.
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Photo of Lorna Rose Marchant, Psychotherapist in Shefford, England
Lorna Rose Marchant
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Bedford MK41  (Online Only)
Hello, in these challenging times you may be feeling alone and isolated, anxious or depressed. I work online and offer you a safe and confidential space to talk through your feelings. Those who seek counselling do so for a variety of reasons and in my time in practice I have worked with people in distress because of bereavement, trauma, disordered eating and relationship difficulties. Some clients are anxious and/or depressed. All seek help to live a more fulfilled life.
Hello, in these challenging times you may be feeling alone and isolated, anxious or depressed. I work online and offer you a safe and confidential space to talk through your feelings. Those who seek counselling do so for a variety of reasons and in my time in practice I have worked with people in distress because of bereavement, trauma, disordered eating and relationship difficulties. Some clients are anxious and/or depressed. All seek help to live a more fulfilled life.
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Photo of Kirsty Lally, Psychotherapist in Shefford, England
Kirsty Lally
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Bedford MK41
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
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Photo of Karen Kennedy, Counsellor in Shefford, England
Karen Kennedy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hitchin SG5
Life can be hectic, stressful, and at times you might find it overwhelming, possibly causing you anxiety and stress, and sometimes even leaving you feeling sad, down or simply "stuck". Perhaps your confidence and self esteem have taken a hit and you are struggling to see a way forward. I get that. If this resonates - you do not need to experience this alone - I can help. I work in a person-centred way with my clients, meaning I will work alongside you, offering you support and understanding as you navigate through your current issues and challenges.
Life can be hectic, stressful, and at times you might find it overwhelming, possibly causing you anxiety and stress, and sometimes even leaving you feeling sad, down or simply "stuck". Perhaps your confidence and self esteem have taken a hit and you are struggling to see a way forward. I get that. If this resonates - you do not need to experience this alone - I can help. I work in a person-centred way with my clients, meaning I will work alongside you, offering you support and understanding as you navigate through your current issues and challenges.
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Barry Hannon
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Bedford MK45  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a psychotherapist registered with the UK Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).
I am a psychotherapist registered with the UK Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).
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Photo of Taylah Garner, Counsellor in Shefford, England
Taylah Garner
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, but it can be easier to prioritise looking after ourselves when a physical problem arises. It can be challenging to recognise when we may need an extra hand tackling what we're experiencing, and it can be all too easy to hold it within ourselves. Expressing what is happening inside of our heads out loud can be the first step to processing what may be going on and making the necessary changes to help you feel yourself again.
Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, but it can be easier to prioritise looking after ourselves when a physical problem arises. It can be challenging to recognise when we may need an extra hand tackling what we're experiencing, and it can be all too easy to hold it within ourselves. Expressing what is happening inside of our heads out loud can be the first step to processing what may be going on and making the necessary changes to help you feel yourself again.
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Photo of Bonnie Smith, Psychotherapist in Shefford, England
Bonnie Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
Do you want to create change, find relief and feel good? If you can say yes, you have come to the right place. I work with individuals who are overwhelmed, highly anxious and stressed, and want to fulfil their potential in work, love and life.
Do you want to create change, find relief and feel good? If you can say yes, you have come to the right place. I work with individuals who are overwhelmed, highly anxious and stressed, and want to fulfil their potential in work, love and life.
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Photo of Sally Hartley, Counsellor in Shefford, England
Sally Hartley
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Bedford MK42
A warm welcome from me. It can feel a daunting task to start therapy – finding the right person and making contact and meeting for the first time. It is a brave step, and it is the first step to finding a space where you can talk and feel listened to and not feel judged. I work with a people from all walks of life, who are facing a variety of issues.
A warm welcome from me. It can feel a daunting task to start therapy – finding the right person and making contact and meeting for the first time. It is a brave step, and it is the first step to finding a space where you can talk and feel listened to and not feel judged. I work with a people from all walks of life, who are facing a variety of issues.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Shefford

< 10

Counsellors in Shefford who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Self-Harming
86% Women's Issues
86% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Shefford see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Shefford?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.